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(Medical Xpress)   33% of the kids in the US now have back pain. 100% of them will be telling you about it in another 35 years or so   (medicalxpress.com) divider line
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2019-03-12 04:03:16 PM  
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2019-03-12 04:22:34 PM  
Something something 50 lb backpacks

At least they'll be conditioned for all the wars they'll be fighting!
 
2019-03-12 04:29:42 PM  
I remember graduating from high school and realizing I was finally free of the backpack full of heavy books.

// One of my classes was called "World History, Geography and Economics", and you better believe the instructor issued three books for it.
 
2019-03-12 04:30:03 PM  
That's about right.
Around 20-25% of people in their 20s have radiographically-significant back degeneration. Pain should run higher than that, because it includes transient muscle stuff.

I've seen a 12 year-old with bulging discs and bone spurring.
 
2019-03-12 04:32:23 PM  
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2019-03-12 04:59:20 PM  
Only reason it's not higher is because they're young, because a lot more than 33% have bad posture.
 
2019-03-12 04:59:56 PM  
In my day, 100% of us kids got severe acute ass pain.
 
2019-03-12 05:11:33 PM  
Most obese people do.
 
2019-03-12 05:24:27 PM  

dragonchild: Only reason it's not higher is because they're young, because a lot more than 33% have bad posture.


Anybody who has an addiction to their phone is going to end up with back and shoulder issues. Seriously, next time you see a group of younger kids all looking at their phone make note of how poor their posture is. Also, don't stare like a creep.
 
2019-03-12 05:32:05 PM  
Phones, plus bent over staring at screens plus heavy backpacks plus sedentary lifestyles equals physiological degradation?  Shocking.
 
2019-03-12 05:48:33 PM  
Oblig:

"Pain" from Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Youtube 9vB4TFXCrss
 
2019-03-12 06:05:45 PM  

Mr.Poops: Also, don't stare like a creep.


Don't worry, I won't look at all. I'm a bald ugly fortysomething white dude; I'm apparently creepy by definition.
 
M-G
2019-03-12 06:19:13 PM  

KidKorporate: Something something 50 lb backpacks


When I was in school, there were a handful of kids who carried all their stuff in their backpack all day, and they were made fun of.  Now, kids apparently can't be bothered to go to their lockers, and carry around everything.
 
2019-03-12 06:28:56 PM  
Back pain, tinnitus, anxiety, depression; have fun feeling middle aged at 19; kids.
 
2019-03-12 07:02:23 PM  
Variety of reasons.

Too much stuff in backpacks... but that's been a thing since backpacks were a thing.
Poor posture from being hunched over, looking at smartphones.
Being overweight from not doing anything
Having no back muscles from not doing anything.

If you have back pain, eliminate the bad posture and work out your core a bit... the pain will go away.

/Unless the damage is done.  In which case, you're SOL
 
2019-03-12 07:41:55 PM  
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2019-03-12 09:41:35 PM  

jake3988: Variety of reasons.

Too much stuff in backpacks... but that's been a thing since backpacks were a thing.
Poor posture from being hunched over, looking at smartphones.
Being overweight from not doing anything
Having no back muscles from not doing anything.

If you have back pain, eliminate the bad posture and work out your core a bit... the pain will go away.

/Unless the damage is done.  In which case, you're SOL


If you didn't sit up straight at your desk, you did it in the corner on a stool, with a dunce cap on.
 
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2019-03-12 11:04:41 PM  

M-G: KidKorporate: Something something 50 lb backpacks

When I was in school, there were a handful of kids who carried all their stuff in their backpack all day, and they were made fun of.  Now, kids apparently can't be bothered to go to their lockers, and carry around everything.


Passing periods get shorter, schools get bigger with new additions. No one can run back and forth through crowded hallways fast enough.
One might think they can swap out books during lunch, but a lot of schools do not permit anyone to go in the hallways during that time.
 
2019-03-12 11:32:51 PM  

psychosis_inducing: M-G: KidKorporate: Something something 50 lb backpacks

When I was in school, there were a handful of kids who carried all their stuff in their backpack all day, and they were made fun of.  Now, kids apparently can't be bothered to go to their lockers, and carry around everything.

Passing periods get shorter, schools get bigger with new additions. No one can run back and forth through crowded hallways fast enough.
One might think they can swap out books during lunch, but a lot of schools do not permit anyone to go in the hallways during that time.


If only they could put all the books on a light weight tablet
 
2019-03-13 02:44:38 AM  

little big man: Oblig:

[YouTube video: "Pain" from Grumpy Old Men (1993)]


Is that Sgt Whatshisface from Mathnet as the pharmacist?
 
2019-03-13 03:31:03 AM  

M-G: KidKorporate: Something something 50 lb backpacks

When I was in school, there were a handful of kids who carried all their stuff in their backpack all day, and they were made fun of.  Now, kids apparently can't be bothered to go to their lockers, and carry around everything.


Man, I wish I knew your specific school.

At my school (built in 1999), the lockers were built in one central location and the classes were build around them. Freshmen to seniors had to bustle around all the lockers. Nothing was set up to accommodate use. And we had 5 minutes to walk 3000 feet. Which is an optimum walking speed, unencumbered and no delays.

If you didn't load your backpack with 3 classes worth of shiat, you would be late, which is not a consequence free decision. A building is not a city built with highways or bypasses.

And yes, none of us died, or were expelled and in the grand scheme of things, nothing of value was lost. Other than 4 years of repeated stress on our lower backs for 4 years. But it was still shiatty.
 
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